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lights are blinking and we are closing down shop. we're going see you tomorro night. senator john mccain and pat buchanan will be here. make sure you go to gretawire.com. there is an open thread there. good night from washington, d.c.. nothing has changed. nothing has changed. >> eric: this is the fox news alert. breaking right now, new details of the ongoing and growing controversy surrounding general petraeus and now general allen. let's get the very latest from the national security correspondent. jennifer griffin who joins us from the pentagon. there are so many things coming out, breaking as we speak. give us two or three most important things you have seen and you have heard today. >> the most important thing is how the investigation is expanding. we went to bed, thinking the f.b.i. investigation ended and then we hear the f.b.i. was going back to broadwell's house, paula broadwell's house, petraeus' mistress in north carolina. we don't know what that is all about. then we hear shortly after that, that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, who was here i
, that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, who was here in washington preparing for his confirmation hearings for his next job at the supreme allied commanderrer in europe, the confirmation hearings are on hold and he is now implicated in this controversy, because of 30,000 pages of e-mails to jill kelly, who is the woman who launched this investigation. so it really keeps unraveling. it's like an onion you keep rolling back. we also need to look at the contentious custody battle that jill kelly's sister was involved in. we now understand that petraeus and allen both wrote letters o, asking the judge to show leniency to kelly's sister. was there undue influence used by the two men for these wome women? and was there, were there any laws broken? it just keeps getting, it's not as simple as the simple sexual affair at this point. >> eric: jennifer griffin, thank you for keeping us up to date. listen, folks, this story reads like a cross between tmz and a spy novel except it's true and it implicates the top spy. our top wartime general and at least three women. and exposes
. could that have helped? >> eric: the left did a nice john demonizing for that, calling off the companies and people. but see it right there, the future of the g.o.p. the good news, as row pointed out, the bench is deep. couple of names. ted cruz, state senator now, u.s. senator. fantastic. hispanic, tea party, for smaller government. dane one of the smartest guy -- >> dana: one of the smartest guys. >> eric: i used to have him on my other show. fantastic. keep an eye on him. susanna martinez and marco rubio will garner a bigger percentage of the hispanic vote. which needs to happen next time around. mia love lost. allen west looks like he lost as well. bad, it's bad for the party. so clearly these three, the cruz, martinez and rubio, for me are the future of the party. >> andrea: bob, can i get you to react to george stephanopoulos? he made the point, the party -- we have been hearing this a lot -- too old, too white, too male. take a listen. >> give me your bottom line on the republicans now. we talked about the soul searching. what do they do next? >> soul searching, perhaps civil war.
on the fiscal cliff, you could attack a lot of people on a lot of things. john mccain not being up for a fight, when he ticked off presidents of both parties, not fair, not right. not here. >> dana: hello, everyone. i'm dana perino with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: benghazi hearings finally got underway on capitol hill today. the purpose to find out what the white house and others in the administration knew about the attack, why the video was blamed and why repeated requests for more security were seemingly ignored. former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify tomorrow in two closed door hearings. it was announced today that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify in mid-december. chairman of the house foreign affairs committee spoke today about the frustration over the conflicting information. >> every time we have another classified briefing and every time we try to pry deeper we get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washin
the president spoke, how majority leader john boehner held a news conference on the issue, too. >> i think we both understand the trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country. i'm hopeful that productive conversations can begin soon. so that we can forge an agreement that can pass the congress. this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment. to engage the congress and work toward a solution that can pass both chambers. >> dana: talk on both sides. one thing interesting we found today, named fiscal steve, before it was fiscal cliff and focus group and fiscal cliff went over better. >> greg: fiscal steve was adult actor in the '70s abz suing for copyright infringement. >> dana:be can you tell me what you think of the fiscal cliff, since it's your favorite topic. >> greg: fiscal -- we are in the fiscal rocky mountains. when we are wile e. coyotes over the cliff. frespending road runner behind us. the thing that kills me now president obama is talking about raising the taxes. now he is doing it. why now? because he can. america bought the car a
-placed intelligence sources say john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism advisor was aware of the affair as early as summer of 2011. something his spokesman denies. now petraeus was scheduled to testify this week at a hearing on the september 11 terror attack that left the u.s. ambassador to libya dead, along with three other americans. of now, he will not participate. but many on capita capitol hilly they will need to hear from him and that may change. we are following this as it develops. >> dana: thank you so much. he'll have much more on this on "special report." as soon as we're done with "the five" i have to run upstairs. i have to find out more. there are more layers than any story we dealt with in a long time. are you surprised it was a criminal investigation that they were looking into? >> kimberly: no. it's cyber harassment. that is also why the f.b.i. was involved. when you receive threatening e-mails, that she perceived her life was in danger or she was in danger of a risk or threat by this, serious enough she contacted a friend in the f.b.i. that is how the whole thing, the
as senator obama at the time raised questions about president obama's pick for u.n. ambassador john bolton. he vigorously opposed it. senator mccain has every right to do that as well. i do think it was -- i have been in that position as susan rice, i would have been buoyed by the fact that president obama defended me. loyalty goes both ways. i think they have a problem here. one of the reasons the story keeps at it is they are refusing to recognize that there are legitimate question questions. every day more facts are uncovered to make it look worse for them. >> eric: can i point something out? i don't like hillary clinton's politics or bill clinton's politics. but hillary clinton was a good secretary of state. >> andrea: why? >> eric: she was tough. >> andrea: on what? >> eric: she didn't back down and she had ideas, thought about things and she did it her way. my point, susan rice won't be hillary clinton. susan rice will be a mouthpiece for president obama and not the american people. >> bob: curious, check this out and see if mccain and graham had such problems did they vote for her f
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